Schloss Bruneck Burg Winter
Schloss Bruneck Burg Winter

Brunico Castle

Brunico Castle is an episcopal castle in the heart of the Val di Pusteria and houses the MMM Ripa.

Brunico Castle lies on the top of the hill that dominates Brunico, the city on the Rienza river. In the middle of the 13th century , the bishop of Bressanone, Bruno von Kirchberg, commissioned the building of the castle in order to protect his lands in the Val Pusteria, laying the foundations for the town of Brunico.

The interiors of the castle host numerous emblems of the bishops who lived here: Albert von Enna (1323-1326), Ulrich Putsch (1427-1437), Andreas of Austria (1591-1600) or the bishops of Spaur and Welsperg. All of them contributed to the building of the castle, either by extending or restoring it. Unfortunately, many of the frescos in the rooms and halls of the castle are poorly preserved.

In July 2011 the fifth Messner Mountain Museum was opened at Brunico Castle: MMM Ripa. Its interactive collection mainly focuses on the everyday culture of mountain people like Sherpas, Indios, Tibetans, Mongols and Hunzas.

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Opening times

  • Sun 05 Dec closed
  • Mon 06 Dec closed
  • Tue 07 Dec closed
  • Wed 08 Dec closed
  • Thu 09 Dec closed
  • Fri 10 Dec closed
  • Sat 11 Dec closed

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MMM Ripa - winter 2021/22 (12/26/2021 - 04/25/2022)

  • Mon 12:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 12:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 12:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Boxing Day 2021 (12/26/2021) 12:00 - 18:00

New Year's Eve 2021 (12/31/2021) 12:00 - 18:00

New Year 2022 (01/01/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Epiphany 2022 (01/06/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) 12:00 - 18:00

MMM Ripa - summer 2022 (05/08/2022 - 11/01/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Sunday 2022 (06/05/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) closed

Admission

MMM Ripa:
€ 11.00 adults
€ 9.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 9.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 9.00 people with disabilities
€ 4.00 children and young people, school classes
€ 24.00 family ticket

MMM Tour-Ticket: one visit each to Firmian, Juval, Ortles, Ripa, Dolomites and Corones
€ 40.00 adults
€ 35.00 students, seniors 65+
€ 35.00 groups (min. 15 persons)
€ 35.00 people with disabilities
€ 15.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 90.00 family ticket

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